“Shibi Khan Campaign” is a campaign on a character as the title suggest Shibi Khan, I believe the main story is that he was Mongolian and changed sides to Chinese but your left to your own assumptions.
Playability: The playability was below average, basically you took control of a large army and massacred a small Mongolian village, which suggests there was rivalry between Mongols but that’s anyone’s guess. The second scenario was not much better as you began playing Chinese with Shibi Khan again fighting other Chinese, yet again this was a very easy map and did not take long to win with the huge array of troops at my disposal.
Balance: As stated in the playability basically this campaign was far too easy, in the first scenario you are fighting elite mangudai and elite tarkans against archers and militia you kill them all before they can get within range to attack you, in the second scenario you begin with so many cavalry archers they can kill anything before it gets in range from champions to paladins. Also you begin with huskarls which have nothing to do with China or Mongolia. Either lower the number of stronger units in your campaign or make the units you are fighting more equal to make the balance better.
Creativity: The campaign lacked creativity because it did not feature anything, I did not see one interesting thing in the entire campaign other than to kill a King and his wonder. To improve the creativity add interesting other things which can keep the player to player through your entire campaign without becoming bored.
Map Design: The map design was below standard as well, in the first scenario there was a player called “end of the map” to stop you passing through the rest of the map which seemed pointless. There were far too many gaia flowers on the map in both scenarios, which soon became a sight for sore eyes. The highlight of the map was Oak Forest terrain being mixed with pine forest; there was much worthy of taking notice here.
Story/Instructions: There was no instruction’s screens, at all in either scenarios. There was no instructions, hints, history or objectives. You were totally on your own as well as no instructions in game telling you what to do you were left to your thoughts by yourself.
Overall: This isn’t a worthy download, I hope the author can take heed of his mistakes and improve.
Posted on 01/03/02 @ 12:00 AM
Hi, I play your campaign, well when I play campaign I play for the story and there is none in this one. I have to use my imaginnation in this one. Why don't you make a story like: In the first scen, you could make a story like, ah we shall conquer those weak village and kill all men and take those women or something like that. In the second scen you could make like " what? The chinese have a wonder(or a palace if thats what u mean in that scen)? WE shall destroy it to show our power or something like that. This is only my opinion and I might spell something wrong cuz I'm not a good speller. Hey, Thats why I fail english :)
Posted on 01/03/02 @ 12:00 AM
Oh and I almost forgot, This campaign was way too easy, I finish it in 5 min. you have enough unit to crush your enemy easily in both scen